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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sweet, Henry 1845-1912. British phonetician and philologist. A founder of modern phonetics, he is known especially for his History of English Sounds (1874).

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  • A spicy soy-sauce based sweet and sour sauce served over potatoes and garnished with mango, that's the game plan for the recipe of Sweet and Sour Potatoes with Mango that Mansi has created at Fun and Food.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • It would not be an exaggeration to say that two of these ministers in particular, James Francis Jones, who was known as Prophet Jones, and Charles Manuel Grace, who operated under the moniker Sweet Daddy Grace, were the most popular religious figures among the black working class in the 1940s and 1950s, even more popular than the rising group of ministers who would lead the civil rights movement.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Depicting a man with a bald pate and broad smile, with messages such as "Nouvelle Haiti" and "Bienvenue au pouvoir" stenciled painstakingly next to them, the murals' optimism belies the intense political struggles of the first three months of the rule of Michel Martelly, a well-known singer who performed under the moniker Sweet Micky.

    Michael Deibert: Notes from Haiti's Long Hot Summer

  • Nanora Sweet is a member of the English Department and Institute for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri-St.

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  • It's always sonny Olson's real-life pregnancy — she and hubby (and costar) Rob McElhenney had a baby boy this summer — will be milked for major laughs this season, starting with tonight's Halloween whodunit episode all about the bun in Sweet Dee's oven.

    Getting to Know It's Always Sunny Scene Stealer Kaitlin Olson

  • Mr. Curtis also gave compelling dramatic performances in "Sweet Smell of Success" and "The Defiant Ones," and sustained a career for more than five decades and surprised reviewers with his deft handling of a wide range of characters.

    Tony Curtis, 'beefcake' actor of more than 100 movies, dies

  • Between those two he gave his greatest performance as the slimy press agent Sidney Falco opposite Burt Lancaster's toxic gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success.

    Tony Curtis, 1925-2010

  • Speaking of farmers markets, Serious Eats has produced a beautiful short film about small farmer Rick Bishop of Mountain Sweet Berry Farm, which includes short interviews with people such as chefs Dan Barber, Alex Guarneschell and Tom Valenti, and bloggers such as Cathy Erway and myself talking about why we love the farmers market.

    Spicy pickled okra | Homesick Texan

  • Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope.

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: Summary and book reviews of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

  • Ahn also was accompanied on occasion by L.A.-born guitarist/vocalist Wendy Wang whose own solo project is called The Sweet Hurt and keyboardist Gary Fukushima, a Seattle native with a jazz background.

    Michael Bialas: Show and Tell: The Head and the Heart, Priscilla Ahn Live in Denver

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